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Constipation after surgery  
Abstract:  This handout explains what causes constipation after surgery and simple steps to prevent or manage the problem, such as taking a stool softener, increasing fluids, exercising, or taking a laxative such as milk of magnesia. Included is a list of symptoms that indicate a call to the doctor is needed.
Author: Urology Clinic
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2009, October 1, 2009
UWMC Availability:  Urology Clinic; Urology/4NE
General Topics:  Symptoms and General Pathology; Surgery; Patient Care Procedures & Instructions
Specific Subject(s):  Digestive Signs and Symptoms; Diet; Constipation
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

Health Online Citation #3651

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